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Sridevi Kapoor

13 August 1963 to 24 February 2018

An Indian actress who became one of Bollywood’s brightest stars in the 1980s, Sridevi demonstrated remarkable versatility from playing a half-woman, half-snake seductress in Nagina (1986) to an undercover journalist-cum-cabaret dancer in Mr India (1987). She amassed over 300 credits during her career and also notably starred in Chanfni (1989) and English Vinglish (2012).

Read Sridevi Kapoor's Guardian obituary here.